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The Art of Japan

Initiated in 1881, this nearly 8,000 object collection is one of the oldest museum collections of Japanese art in the United States.

Frida Kahlo: Photographic Portraits by Bernard Silberstein

This collaboration between the Cincinnati Art Museum and the University of Cincinnati centers on Bernard Silberstein’s portraits of celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

The Art Academy of Cincinnati and World War I

Exploring the Art Academy of Cincinnati's connection to WW1 through The Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives.

Robert S. Duncanson

The history of African American artistic identity in the Queen City during the 19th century is best studied through the work of Robert S. Duncanson.

Rembrandt: Master Printmaker

Deeply loved for his richly emotional art, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606–1669) is one of the world’s most recognized artists.

Mementos of Affection

Ornamental Hairwork in Jewelry and Portrait Miniatures from the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Slow Art Challenge

This Google exhibition is inspired by Slow Art Day 2020.  Each year people all over the world visit local museums and galleries on Slow Art Day to look at art slowly.

BIPOC Artists in Their Own Words

For twenty-eight days in June 2020, the Cincinnati Art Museum responded to the murder of George Floyd by sharing art from our collection on our social media accounts by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). We selected works by artists whose art speak to issues of social justice and which call for social change. Included here are a selection of those works accompanied by a quote from each artist.


The Art Project, Powered by Google Cultural Institute

The Cincinnati Art Museum launched its involvement with the Art Project in April 2013, joining over 500 acclaimed art partners from across more than 60 countries that work to preserve and promote culture online. The Art Project currently features nearly 400 works from the museum’s collection highlights and Cincinnati Wing collection. This technology allows people around the world to explore the museum’s paintings, sculptures, and other objects in never-before-seen angles and in great detail with the click of a mouse.

One of the museum’s most beloved paintings, Vincent van Gogh’s Undergrowth with Two Figures, is now featured as a “Gigapixel Image,” photographed in ultra-high resolution, allowing users to examine the rich details, exquisite texture and intricacy of this recently-conserved work.

The Google Art Project Street View team also mapped the Cincinnati Art Museum so visitors can now virtually tour our galleries with 360-degree panoramic views.

The Art Project allows us as an institution to showcase a world-class collection, fulfilling our mission to bring people and art together. It is an invaluable resource to educators, students and art enthusiasts alike. Teachers are already using the Art Project to supplement learning in their classrooms as the education section provides a multitude of ideas and resources that can be utilized in a variety of learning environments.

View the full Art Project Collection